Maternity Session in the flower fields of San Juan Capistrano

Maternity Session in the flower fields of San Juan Capistrano

Film scans from Claire and Brian’s maternity session arrived early and I just couldn’t not share a few of my favorites from this dreamy shoot today! Southern California is having a super bloom and all the flower fields are making me so happy. I mean, how absolutely gorgeous is all this color and of course, that beautiful golden light.

Claire and Brian will be welcoming their baby girl in just under 2 months and I am so excited for them!

(Wedding and engagement film photographer based in Los Angeles, CA; San Juan Capistrano maternity session in a flower field)

Lauren & Aaron’s Engagement Session at El Matador State Beach, Malibu

Lauren & Aaron’s Engagement Session at El Matador State Beach, Malibu

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorites from Lauren and Aaron beautiful engagement session we photographed this past weekend. The film scans from Goodman Film Lab started rolling in today, and I just couldn’t wait!

Aaron grew up surfing in Malibu, so going to the beach is something that is really meaningful and special. El Matador is always a top choice because other beaches can hardly compare to the beautiful sea caves and massive rocks sprinkled along the coast.

Lauren and Aaron met through a mutual friend and the rest is history. They will be tying the knot this spring at Calamigos Ranch, and I cannot wait to document their celebration and work along my favorites - Weddings by Susan Dunne and Mulberry & Moss.

(Engagement session in El Matador beach, Malibu, CA; Los Angeles based film wedding photographer)

Modern Amalfi Coast-Inspired Wedding Editorial, Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey

Modern Amalfi Coast-Inspired Wedding Editorial, Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey

(Wedding Editorial at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey; Los Angeles based film photographer photographing weddings and engagements across Southern California and worldwide. )

Intimate and Simple Lifestyle Session - Victoria & James

Intimate and Simple Lifestyle Session - Victoria & James

Holidays proposals are everywhere this time of year. Winter and early spring is also the time that couples start planning their wedding day, which is often when the question about doing an engagement session pops up. A lot of couples who are drawn to simplicity and intimacy in photos find themselves wanting to do an at home lifestyle session, which have been getting more popular in the last year. For Victoria and James' session, we wanted to show what a morning during their staycation might look like. 

We chose the beautiful Ritz in Marina Del Rey for its bright and large rooms that would bounce the light off beautifully. It was intimate look into the beginning of their day - a bright morning drinking coffee and enjoying the SoCal sunshine on the balcony. No frills of fancy wardrobe or "picturesque" location - just the comfort and joy of being next to your loved one. 

(At Home / Lifestyle couple session shot on film in Marina Del Rey; Los Angeles based film wedding and engagement photographer)

Kelley & Ryan's Engagement Session at the Santa Barbara Courthouse

Kelley & Ryan's Engagement Session at the Santa Barbara Courthouse

I'll start out by saying Kelley and Ryan might possibly be two of the sweetest human beings! They are so incredibly loving and caring for each other, and spending this afternoon roaming around the Santa Barbara Courthouse grounds was an absolute pleasure. 

This was the first time we actually met in person, so we got to catch up on all things life and wedding planning. They will be tying the knot at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn next year, which will be planned and coordinated by the talented Alissa Hussey. To say that I can hardly wait would be an understatement! 

Here are a few of my favorites from their session. Special shout out to Peonies and Petals for making this beautiful bouquet! 

(Santa Barbara Courthouse engagement shoot; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement film photographer)

Nicole & Mitchell's Wedding at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel, Sirmione, Italy

Nicole & Mitchell's Wedding at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel, Sirmione, Italy

There are very few places that are as magical as Italy, and I have been so lucky to have documented Nicole and Mitchell's wedding there this fall. And let me tell you - it was nothing short of spectacular. The most beautiful and sweetest couple, incredible views, gorgeous gowns, delicious food, amazing music and surprise fireworks during the cake cutting - talk about a wedding fairytale! 

It's easy to understand why Nicole and Mitchell decided to settle on this location for their Italian destination wedding. Villa Cortine Palace Hotel is tucked away in the beautiful town of Sirmione, in Lake Garda in Northern Italy. Dating from the 19th century, the grounds of this neoclassical luxury hotel are truly breathtaking and the hospitality here is one of a kind.

I am so excited to share a few of my personal favorite highlights from this beautiful wedding - it was what wedding dreams are made of!

(Wedding day at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel, Sirmione, Italy; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement film photographer)

Maura & Cole's Romantic Engagement Session in LA Arboretum

Maura & Cole's Romantic Engagement Session in LA Arboretum

I had a blast wandering the grounds of the beautiful LA Arboretum with Maura and Cole for their engagement session. They are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met, so full of playful energy, happiness and love! With both of them wearing pastels, they looked like an absolute dream among the gorgeous floral gardens of the LA Arboretum. Cannot wait for these two to tie the knot next summer!

(Engagement session in LA Arboretum; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement film photographer)

Honeymoon Shoot in Paris - Monica & Tim

Honeymoon Shoot in Paris - Monica & Tim

Tim and Monica tied the knot in California, and Paris was always on their list of places to visit together ever since they first started dating. They began their honeymoon trip in Rome and Positano, and Paris to be their last stop before heading back home. 

I couldn't be happier to have the opportunity to work with these two! We started the shoot with the view of the Eiffel Tower, then made our way to a cute Parisian cafe, and ended at the Tuileries Garden. Tim and Monica could not have been any cuter - I loved everything about this honeymoon session, but most of all, the chemistry that these two lovebirds have together. So excited to share a few of my favorites! 

(Honeymoon session shot on film in Paris, France; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement fine art photographer)